Similar to many French family names, the distinguished surname St. Cyr is a proud sign of a rich and ancient ancestry. The earliest forms of hereditary surnames
in France were the patronymic
surnames, which are derived from the father's given name, and metronymic surnames, which are derived from the mother's given name. The patronyms were derived from a variety of given names that were of many different origins. As well as the names of the saints of the Christian Church, many of the most common French surnames are derived from personal names of Germanic origin. These personal names were based on the language of the Visigoths
, a Germanic tribe that controlled France between the mid-5th and early 8th centuries. The surname St. Cyr is derived from the popular Old French given name Siefert, meaning victory.
Early Origins of the St. Cyr family
The surname St. Cyr was first found in Picardy (French: Picardie) in northern France, where this family was established in ancient times.
Early History of the St. Cyr family
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St. Cyr Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Cyr, Saint-Cyr, St. Cyr, Cyre, Saint-Cyre, Cirgue, Saint-Cirgue, Cirgues and many more.
Early Notables of the St. Cyr family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the St. Cyr family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
St. Cyr Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- De St Cyr, aged 40, who emigrated to the United States, in 1896
St. Cyr Settlers in United States in the 20th Century
- Dirce St Cyr, aged 29, who settled in America, in 1908
- Alfred St Cyr, aged 52, who landed in America, in 1912
- Albert St Cyr, aged 22, who settled in America, in 1924
Contemporary Notables of the name St. Cyr (post 1700)
- Camille St. Cyr (b. 1975), American television and film casting director
- Johnny St. Cyr (1890-1966), American jazz banjoist and guitarist